Afternoon Break

Relax between sessions during this afternoon break.

Mastering the Uniform Grants Guidance (Continued)

The discussion of the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (popularly known as the “OMB Super Circular”) continues during the second part of this three-part session. This session will focus on the administrative standards. You will learn about requirements for financial management systems, internal controls, and budget revisions. During this session, you will also learn about property management, record retention, remedies, and closeout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mastering the Uniform Grants Guidance (Conclusion)

The discussion of the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (popularly known as the “OMB Super Circular”) concludes during the last part of this three-part workshop. This part will focus on two major topics, both of which are vital to successful grants management under the Super Circular. First, you will learn about the requirements for procuring goods and services with grant funds. Then, you will learn about the Uniform Guidance’s audit standards to help ensure that your organization has a “clean” audit. The session will close with a formal question and answer period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mastering the Uniform Grants Guidance

The OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (popularly known as the “OMB Super Circular”) provides both the roadmap and basic rules for managing Federal grants and subawards.  A working knowledge of the Uniform Grants Guidance is essential for personnel working for recipients and subrecipients.  During this three-part workshop, you will learn about the general requirements, key administrative rules, and audit standards under the Uniform Grants Guidance.  This first session serves as an introduction to the Super Circular for those new to the Federal grant-funded community and as a refresher for experienced grants management professionals. The focus of this session will be on the Uniform Guidance’s general requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Developments in Grants Management

Make sure that you are current with the latest developments affecting management of Federal grant awards and subawards.  The Western Grants Forum will begin with a ninety minute update.  This session will explore recent developments in the areas of legislation, regulatory oversight, administrative actions, and court decisions.  The update will emphasize issues for grant-funded organizations subject to the OMB’s Uniform Grants Guidance (a.k.a. the “OMB Super Circular”).  This session will also discuss the status of the anticipated revisions to the Uniform Grants Guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning Break

Enjoy a refreshing coffee break between morning sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check-in (and Breakfast)

Check-in for the day, and enjoy a continental breakfast before today’s sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch (On Your Own)

Enjoy an extended break to sample the vibrant lunch scene in downtown Portland, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjourn (Day)

The Western Grants Forum 2020 will adjourn for the day at 4:30 p.m.